Philosophy of Disability and the Critical Disability Studies Conference at York

Later today, I will give a Keynote presentation entitled “Philosophy of Disability, Critical Disability Studies, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex” to the Annual York University Critical Disability Studies Conference. Due to the pandemic, this year’s conference is taking place over four consecutive Wednedays this month. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share my work on […]

IWD, Philosophy of Disability, and Vulnerability

Almost a year ago, I wrote the post below. The post has been viewed thousands of times and effectively launched discussion about COVID-19 and nursing homes on social media and in the popular press in Canada. As increasingly happens when one puts ideas and writing into circulation (especially with the proliferation of new social media […]

The Carceral Character of Nursing Homes and How Eugenics in Canada is MAiD

This post comprises an excerpt from my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex in Canada,” which is forthcoming in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue of The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies of which I am guest editor. Additional posts about nursing homes and about MAiD […]

Letter in Opposition to Bill C-7 from Robert Wilson and Matthew Barker

In my previous post, I strongly urged members of the philosophical community in Canada and elsewhere to write letters to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Canadian Government in opposition to the passage of Bill C-7, proposed legislation that would remove the “reasonably foreseeable” clause of the current MAiD legislation […]

Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex

The writing below constitutes an excerpt of the penultimate version of my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex,” which will appear in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue that I’m guest editing for The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. The issue should be out by June […]

Feminist Philosophy of Disability at the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar, St. Andrews, Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

On Wednesday, November 4th, from 2-4p.m. GMT, I will present a paper on feminist philosophy of disability, denaturalizing disability, genealogy, Phineas Gage, nursing homes, and a few other things to the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy at The University of St. Andrews (Scotland). If you would like […]